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Remote Instruction

A school district or private school may conduct instruction remotely. The district shall create a plan that shall include procedures for participation by all students. Academic work shall be equivalent in effort and rigor to typical classroom work. There shall be an assessment of all student work for the day.

Release Form for Audio/Video Recording

During this time of remote instruction, your school district will be utilizing online resources to provide continuing classroom instruction to students. In order to ensure that every child in the class receives the instruction, the online instruction will be video and audio recorded so that it can be accessed at a later time.

Guidelines for Emergency School Board Meetings

NH Learns Remotely

The Department of Education has teamed with NHASP, NHSAA, NHSTE, NHSLMA, and NHCTO to host a series of 1-hour webinars on Google Hangout, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom Rooms.

All of the webinars are focused on providing school and district level administrators with the basic skills needed to use the platform your district has selected for communicating with Staff.  

There is NO FEE and NO REGISTRATION, just go to the link and join the conversation, stay as long as you need to, leave early if you have to.

Get the times and login details at the NH Learns Remotely Google site.

Please email Cyndi Dunlap at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to request a specific webinar topic.

Update on Assessments

At this time, we are working to support schools as they transition to remote instruction. With regards to standardized assessments, below is information to guide you on specific assessments.

  • NH SAS and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) - The assessment window for these assessments extends until June 19, 2020 so we have time to adjust the scheduling of the assessment. We will not plan to open the assessment window until we know more about when schools in New Hampshire will be reopening.
  • ACCESS for ESOL students - Please return all testing materials to DRC whether they are completed or not as soon as possible. DRC has shipping labels provided and UPS can pick up at your location free of charge. If you have any issues with arranging this, please contact Melissa White 603-271-3855 and we can support schools to return materials.
  • SAT (School Day) - At this time we are working with College Board and we will come up with a solution for either rescheduling the testing window or canceling the assessment. Please store any paper testing materials in a secure location for now.

We also have guidance from the US Department of Education that would allow us to apply for a waiver for assessment requirements if needed.

VLACS offers free webinars for parents, students, and educators

Remote Support for New Hampshire Educators

FREE online Community and Professional Development for Educators in NH (Designed by CAST to leverage the Universal Design for Learning framework)

ALL NH Educators now have FREE access to the Learning Designed platform. Learning Designed is a place where NH educators can access a variety of resources. You can ask questions directly to accessibility and education experts, share ideas and best practices, attend webinars, participate in professional development, or view pre-recorded professional development videos. It is a place where you can get (and give!) strategies for supporting all students online.

Here are instructions on how to create a free Learning Designed account

STEP 1: Create your Learning Designed account

In order to take full advantage of the Learning Designed collaboration and sharing tools, each New Hampshire educator will need to create a free account on Learning Designed. Please create your account, adding a picture or avatar to your profile.

STEP 2: Join the New Hampshire Department of Education Group Page

Once you have your Learning Designed user account, you can join the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) group page.

You can go to https://www.learningdesigned.org/nhdoe or you can select Directory > Organization Directory from the top menu; then select New Hampshire Department of Education.

Click Join Organization on the top right. Select I have a registration code.  

Use the code: 3324-1584222860

Here is an interactive PDF to share with your teams via email, newsletter, etc. about this resource.

Emergency Rule for Remote Instruction

The State Board of Education has approved an emergency rule allowing school districts to move to remote instruction should normal operations be disrupted.

As a school develops a plan for conducting remote instruction, it is important to keep the following points in mind:

  • Do all students have access to technology and devices?
  • Do all students have access to internet and internet-based resources?
  • Do all teachers have access to internet resources and appropriate and professional communication channels with students (email, message boards, etc.)
  • What are teachers professional development needs for conducting remote instruction?
  • Where will students access online content provided by the school district?
  • How will student and staff participation in remote instruction be monitored and tracked?
  • How will parents and families be notified of where to find and access remote instruction resources provided by the school?
  • How will remote instruction competencies be assessed and measured?
  • How will local attendance policies reflect student participation in remote instruction?

Remote Instruction Supports

Remote Instruction Supports include links to resources that support parents, teachers and schools in the successful creation and maintenance of a remote learning environment.

*The Department of Education has not vetted the below resources for compliance with New Hampshire minimum standards for privacy and security under RSA 189:66 or any relevant state or federal statutes, including but not limited to the ADA, FERPA, HIPAA,. Schools are advised to review all apps and websites for compliance.

Remote Instruction Resources

Include links to online instruction, databases of curriculum, lessons, videos, and more, all designed to assist parents, teachers and schools in delivering content in a remote learning environment.

*The Department of Education has not vetted the below resources for compliance with New Hampshire minimum standards for privacy and security under RSA 189:66 or any relevant state or federal statutes, including but not limited to the ADA, FERPA, HIPAA,. Schools are advised to review all apps and websites for compliance.

For more information contact:

Dr. Nate Greene
Bureau Administrator
Bureau of Educational Opportunities
(603) 271-5252
[email protected]